Calendar

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Apr
19
Fri
{SOLD OUT} Members-Only Spring Evening @ Descanso Gardens
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please note that the Members-Only Spring Evening is sold out.

Enjoy the beauty of Descanso after hours on this special night just for members. Free with membership, advance registration required.

Spring Bloom Walks
5:45 & 6:15pm
Take a guided walk that showcases spring bloom.

Abe Lagrimas Jr. Trio Performs
5:45 – 7:15pm
Enjoy a unique blend of Hawaiian, folk and contemporary music.

May
18
Sat
SOLD OUT // Night Garden: Science Quest @ Descanso Gardens
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please note that Night Garden: Science Quest is sold out.

Discover how scientists explore the world around us– from whats in your backyard to what’s happening in outer space. Learn about space exploration from JPL and Carnegie Observatories, talk to experts from San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, and find out more about the pollinators that help make our garden bloom. Grab dinner and a drink, enjoy the sunset, and wander the gardens as the Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets of tunes.

$5 members; $15 nonmembers. Advance tickets required.

Rose Garden

JPL Display | 5:30–8:30pm
Talk to scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and learn about space exploration.

Planetarium Shows *limited space available | 5:40, 6:10, 6:40, 7:10, 7:40 & 8:10pm
Experience Carnegie Observatories‘ inflatable planetarium. Timed tickets available at the Rose Garden Pavilion beginning at 5:30. Participants must be able to sit on the ground for 20 minutes. Space extremely limited and is first-come, first-served.

Astronomy Talks | 6:30, 7 & 7:30pm
Learn about gravitational wave astronomy with Carnegie Observatories scientist, Dr. Philip Cowperthwaite.

Patina Concession Stand | 5:30–8pm
Food and drinks available for purchase.

Promenade

Bee Discovery Display | 5:30–8:30pm
Learn about the relationship between flowers and bees at this interactive display created by Descanso’s Native Garden Horticulturist, Layla Valenzuela.

Microscopes and Magnifiers Station | 5:30–8:30pm
Try out these scientific tools to get a closer look at nature.

Oak Grove

The Weaving Project | 5:30–7:30pm
Explore connections between art and our natural world. Together with artist Ben Allanoff, weave a community sculpture using sticks and natural materials. Stop by after 7:30 to view the finished project.

Flash Dance DJs | 5:30–8:15pm
The Flash Dance DJs spin an all vinyl set under the oaks.

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society | 5:30–7:30pm
Chat with experts from the Audubon Society and learn all about the birds that call Southern California home.

Patina Concession Stand | 5:30–8pm
Food and drinks available for purchase.

 

Jun
6
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: Louie Cruz Beltran @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Our Music on the Main series opens with Louie Cruz Beltran, blending Afro Cuban rhythms with soaring vocals, pop, jazz, R&B and Latin influencesAdvance tickets required.

Please note that tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated.

Bring a picnic or order a summer picnic box from Patina. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Jun
13
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: The Katie Thiroux Trio @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Music on the Main continues with The Katie Thiroux Trio, offering in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond. Advance tickets required.

Please note that tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated.

Bring a picnic or order a summer picnic box from Patina. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.